Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers

ISBN-10: 0131592890

ISBN-13: 9780131592896

Edition: 8th 2009

Authors: Paul A. Alberto, Anne C. Troutman

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nbsp;This market-leading book provides comprehensive coverage of behavior management concepts and techniques and presents them in a versatile and practical manner for teachers.nbsp;The eighthnbsp;edition uses classroom-based examples and practices firmly grounded in research. Content is presented in the order of decision-making by a teacher who has a student exhibiting challenging behavior in class or a student who needs to execute a behavior-change project. The text covers identifying target behavior, collecting and graphing data, functional assessment, experimental design, arranging antecedents and consequences, generalizing behavior change and discusses the importance of ethical considerations in using applied behavior analysis in the classroom..Inservice Teachers and Special Educators. nbsp; nbsp;
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Book details

List price: $137.40
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

Paul A. AlbertoAfter receiving his undergraduate degree from Hunter College in New York City he taught elementary aged students with intellectual disabilities in the south Bronx. While teaching he completed a master's degree in Special Education: mental retardation at Fordham University. He moved to Atlanta and completed his PhD in Special Education: Severe Disabilities at Georgia State University. His professional career in higher education has been at GSU in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education. He is coordinator of the teacher education program in Multiple and Severe Disabilities. He is Co-Director of the program in Applied Behavior Analysis, and is Co-Director of the University Initiative on Language and Literacy. Since 2003 he has served as co-editor of the journal Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. Currently he is Principal Investigator on a grant from the Institute on Education Sciences entitled "Integrated Literacy for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities."Anne C. TroutmanAfter receiving her undergraduate degree in elementary education from the University of Georgia in 1964 Anne taught elementary grades for 5 years. She completed her Master's Degree in special education from Georgia State University and taught students with behavior disorders in self-contained and resource settings and served as a crisis intervention specialist and special education supervisor. After receiving her Ph.D. from Georgia State in 1977 she taught graduate and undergraduate students in general and special education at The University of Memphis until her retirement in 2009.

Roots of Applied Behavior Analysis
The Usefulness of Explanations
Developmental Explanations
Cognitive Explanations
Behavioral Explanations
Historical Development of Behaviorism
Preparing Behavioral Objectives
Definition and Purpose
Educational Goals Components of a Behavioral Objective
Format for a Behavioral Objective
Expanding the Scope of the Basic Behavioral Objective
Behavioral Objectives and the IEP
Procedures for Collecting Data
A Rationale Choosing a System Anecodotal Reports
Permanent Product Recording
Observational Recording
Systems Duration and Latency Recording
How Can All This Be Done?
Summary of Data Collection Systems Reliability Factors
That May Affect Data Collection and Interobserver Agreement
Graphing Data
The Simple Line Graph Additional Graphing
Conventions Cumulative Graphs Bar Graphs
Single-Subject Designs
Variables and Functional Relations
Basic Categories of Designs
Single-Subject Designs
AB Design
Reversal Design
Changing Criterion Design
Multiple Baseline Design
Alternating Treatments Design
Changing Conditions Design
Evaluating Single-Subject Designs
Action Research and Single-Subject Designs
Developing a Hypothesis for Behavior Change
Functional Assessment and Functional Analysis
Behavior and Its Function
The Behavior Support Plan Development of a Behavior Support Plan
Arranging Consequences That Increase Behavior Positive Reinforcement
Contracting Variations in Administration of Reinforcers Negative Reinforcement
Natural Reinforcement
Arrranging Consequences That Decrease Behavior Procedural Alternatives for Behavior Reduction
Reinforcement-Based Strategies
Extinction Sensory Extinction Punishment
Removal of Desirable Stimuli
Presentation of Aversive Stimuli Overcorrection
Differential Reinforcement
Antecedent Control and Shaping Antecedent
Influences on Behavior Differential Reinforcement for Stimulus Control, Princi
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